9 Free Crochet Beanie Hat Patterns

Stylish Hats from Free Crochet Patterns

Crochet hats, and beanies in particular, are very popular crochet patterns. Almost everyone who crochets has crocheted a hat at some point in time, often when learning the basics of how to crochet in the round and how to work with crochet increasing and decreasing. That's why easy crochet beanie patterns are especially popular.

Crochet hats fit easily into any wardrobe, any personalized style and funky fun to anything else that you might be wearing. Crochet beanies are comfy, cozy, unisex...MORE items that are great for men, ​women and children of all ages to keep warm. Crochet hats are terrific items to crochet for charity, including crochet beanies that serve as chemo caps and crochet hats that help keep the homeless warm.

Below you will find our nine free crochet beanie hat patterns and then some additional links to crochet hat patterns that you may also want to bookmark.

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    9 Free Crochet Beanie Hat Patterns

    Crochet baby hat
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    This roundup is for nine free crochet beanie hat patterns. The instructions for each of these crochet hats can be found on this site, and you'll find the links to each of these crochet hats below. Challenge yourself to crochet each of these nine hat patterns. 

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    Simple Crochet Beanie Hat
    Simple Crochet Beanie Hat. Photo © Amy Solovay

    This easy beanie is crocheted in the round from the top down. The hat, designed by Amy Solovay, is part of a set of coordinating accessories, all of which are beginner-friendly projects.

    Be sure to check out the matching scarf, headband and crochet fingerless gloves too. Making a whole set is a great way to stay warm, practice crochet skills and create gift items.

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    Lacy Crochet Beanie Hat
    Lacy Crochet Beanie Hat. Lacy Crochet Beanie Hat -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    This feminine crochet beanie by Amy Solovan is easy to crochet using cute but simple v-stitches that give it a great openwork lacy effect. If you like, you can crochet the optional frost flower motif to match; or you could choose a different crocheted flower or other crochet motif to use as an embellishment.

    Or you could leave it plain, a look which would also be nice. The great thing about simple crochet hat patterns is that they can easily be made less simple with appliqués but they work up...MORE quickly just the way that they are.

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    Mesh Beanie Hat
    Crocheted Mesh Beanie Hat. Mesh Beanie Hat -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    This is a unisex design by Erica Jackofsky that's guy-friendly so it's great for gift making and charity giving. If you live in a warm-weather zone (such as California or Florida, this hat is great for year-around wear.

    Otherwise, it is especially nice in the springtime or early autumn when you're expecting, but not necessarily getting, warm weather and the mornings and evenings might be chilly enough where you'd need a hat to stay warm. It's stylish and interesting and...MORE convenient and it works up quickly so it provides instant gratification to the crafter.

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    Visor Beanie Hat Pattern
    Visor Beanie Hat Pattern. Visor Beanie Hat Pattern - Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    This visor beanie designed by Erica Jackofsky is an all-around great crochet hat. If you do anything at all outside -- perhaps sitting in the bleachers watching a game; perhaps caring for a lawn or garden; or maybe just walking the dog -- you'll appreciate both the sun protection and the warmth that this hat offers you on those days that are sunny but chilly.

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    Granny Square Beanie
    Granny Square Beanie. Granny Square Beanie -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    The classic crochet granny square can be the basis for any type of project including a crochet beanie hat! This easy crochet pattern by designer Erica Jackofsky is a great example of the magic of this favorite motif.

    It looks great in the two colors as shown here but you could make a more neutral design with a single color or make a colorful version by changing yarn every round.

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    Crochet Baby Beanie
    Crochet Baby Beanie. Crochet Baby Beanie -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    These easy beanie instructions are part tutorial and part pattern; there's a lot of room for you to add your own creativity to the mix. If you've always wanted to design your own baby hat, but you don't know how to get started, this pattern recipe from Erica Jackofsky is the way to go.

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    Sweet Potato Baby Beanie Hat Pattern
    Sweet Potato Baby Beanie Hat Pattern. Sweet Potato Baby Beanie Hat Pattern -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    This easy beanie is a unisex pattern by Erica Jackofsky that works for either baby boys or baby girls. It would make a wonderful baby shower gift, especially if you make it along with any of the other items in the matching Sweet Potato baby layette set.

    You can crochet many, many of these in all kinds of different colors and have plenty of gifts ready for any babies you might encounter throughout the year.

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    Grape Baby Beanie Hat
    Grape Baby Beanie Hat. Grape Baby Beanie Hat -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    This little hat was designed by Erica Jackofsky to look just like a grape. It features a curlicue at the top which resembles a grapevine; isn't that cute? This hat could be part of a fantastic little Halloween costume for a baby or toddler. 

    Or it could just be a fun thing to wear for no reason at all. Kids like to be dressed up and parents like to dress them up so why not make a grape hat?!

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    Snowman Earflap Beanie Hat for Babies and Toddlers
    Snowman Earflap Beanie Hat for Babies and Toddlers. Snowman Earflap Beanie Hat for Babies and Toddlers -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    Here's something a little different; it's an earflap beanie where the earflaps are little snowman-shaped appliques. There are matching snowman booties too.

    This is perhaps the cutest winter crochet pattern that exists and it's here on the site for free. This pattern, like many of the patterns here, is designed by Erica Jackofsky.

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    More Fabulous Crochet Hat Patterns

    Crochet baby hat
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    These nine free crochet beanie patterns are great to get started but there are plenty more hats to crochet. Here are some more great resources:

    You might also like our roundup of ten free turkey hat crochet patterns!